Coconut is an ever classic flavor that never becomes mainstream, no matter the generation. As such, this tropical fruit is very popular not only among the general public but also among café owners in commercial use. The diversity of coconut’s usage is what makes it such a popular ingredient to use in desserts, drinks, and even normal dishes.

Coconut can be used in the form of syrup, or milk, in which case it would both be vegan friendly, and a healthy alternative to normal milk. If you’re fond of coconut-based drinks, you may have noticed these two ingredients being common in any coconut drink that you buy, from cafés like Tim Horton’s and Starbucks.

But what are the best Starbucks coconut drinks you simply have to try at all costs?

You may have tried out a lot of coconut-flavored drinks, but it would be unfortunate if you missed out on any of these 6 must-have coconut drinks from Starbucks. Read on to find out which ones they are and what ingredients make them special.

Along with these, we’ll also be giving you some bonus options for drinks to try if you’re someone who enjoys coconut flavor, so stay with us till the end of the article.

The drinks that we’ve chosen (and simply love) are:

  1. Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato
  2. Vanilla Bean Coconut Milk Latte and Frappuccino
  3. Coconut Cascara Latte
  4. Piña Colada Tea
  5. Star Drink
  6. Dragon Drink

Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato

As the name indicates, this Starbucks drink is made with coconut milk and coconut sauce. Unfortunately, this drink is not vegan as it contains ingredients that are not classified as vegan. The drink contains the following main ingredients:

  • Coconut milk
  • White chocolate mocha sauce
  • Brewed espresso
  • Caramel sauce
  • Mocha sauce

This drink contains a total of 200 calories, divided into fats, sodium, cholesterol, carbohydrates, proteins, and caffeine. There’s a total of 25g of sugar in this drink so it’s not on the overly sweet side. The drink is marketed by the official Starbucks site to be a perfect blend of espresso and sweetness to give you an experience of a lifetime.

The drink combines espresso shots and classic mocha to make a drink with steamed coconut milk. The best part about the drink is no doubt the coconut milk, as it gives the drink a warm, rich, creamy, and sweet flavor you won’t be able to let go of after the first sip. This is a hot drink, so it should definitely be tried in winter for a better experience.

Vanilla Bean Coconut Milk Latte and Frappuccino

Under the category of vanilla bean coconut milk-made drinks, there are two main drinks that stand out and you absolutely have to try if you’re a fan of that flavor combination; a Frappuccino and a latte.


The vanilla flavor is very strong with this one. Made from vanilla sauce and coconut milk, this latte is a star-studded drink on its own. The best thing about this beverage is that, not only is it plant-based, but it’s also vegan. So it’s a must-try for people who are on plant-based diets or follow a vegan lifestyle.

The ingredients include:

  • Vanilla bean powder
  • Coconut milk
  • Sumatra beans espresso

There are a total of 170 calories in this drink. This beverage is often called the upside-down latte because the milk is often at the bottom and coffee at the top, giving off a macchiato look. Being a colder drink, it’s perfect for cooling down in the summer, as it has a light yet flavorful taste.


Being very similar to its brother drink, the latte, this crème based Vanilla bean coconut milk Frappuccino is also a vegan, plant-based drink with similar ingredients. Some of them are:

  • Vanilla beans
  • Vanilla bean powder
  • Coconut milk
  • Coffee nut syrup

This is the best drink to try if you’re looking for something with no caffeine and light on the stomach (240 calories). The vanilla and coconut milk perfectly balance out the bitterness from the coffee, making it a well-balanced summer drink for those who don’t prefer strong coffees.

Coconut Cascara Latte

The name might sound fancy, but we assure you, this coconut milk-based latte is one you do not want to miss out on trying. Although this drink is not certifiably vegan, it has a lot of other merits that make up for it. The main ingredients include:

  • Coconut milk
  • Fermented espresso shots
  • Shredded coconut
  • Vanilla syrup

The beverage contains a total of 130 calories, and 12g of sugar, so it’s on the lighter side of most Starbucks drinks. It also has a rich, decadent golden flavor because of the vanilla syrup and the coffee-based ingredients, making it look like a worthy purchase.

Piña Colada Tea

As we have covered all the coffees, now we’re moving onto the lighter side of the coconut-based beverages; the tea. The Starbucks Piña Colada tea is a tropical cocktail and acts as a perfect refresher to cool you down during the hot summers. As well as being insanely flavorful and refreshing, the drink contains no artificial ingredients, some of the ingredients being:

  • Coconut milk
  • Orange and mango juice concentrate
  • Pineapple shreds
  • Passion fruit black tea

This drink contains 80 calories and 15g of sugar, but it can be customized to be sweetened or unsweetened according to your preferences. The bold fruity flavor in the drink is perfectly balanced out by the softness of the coconut milk. Moreover, the blend of pineapple shreds along with coconut milk and other tropical fruits makes this tea an amazing flavor blend for people who prefer fruity tropical beverages.

Star Drink

Sometimes considered a non-conventional drink, a star drink is a non-dairy Starbucks drink with tropical undertones. This sweet-sour-flavored drink is especially popular amongst fruit drink enthusiasts and those who prefer something cool and light to drink on summer days.

The main ingredients include:

  • Star fruit
  • Kiwi
  • Coconut milk
  • Ice

The sweet and sour flavor that this blend is famous for is actually because of the star fruit, which tastes like grape, orange, and pear mixed into one fruit. The drink contains 130 calories, 23g sugar, and has real fruit pieces mixed in with the coconut milk, so it actually gives you the perfect tropical experience.

Dragon Drink

Yet another tropical-inspired Starbucks drink, this coconut milk-based beverage takes a new twist on our beloved tropical fruit; dragon fruit. With a unique flavor and blend, the dragon drink is perfect for people who like cool, fruity drinks with a fresh taste in the summer. The main ingredients of this drink are as follows:

  • Coconut milk
  • Sweet mango and dragon fruit flavor
  • Dragon fruit bits
  • Ice

This beverage contains a total of 130 calories and 23g of sugar. It’s a bit on the sweeter side because of the mango flavoring paired up with the dragon fruit and coconut milk, but it’s an amazingly creamy blend nonetheless.

Not only is it cool enough to refresh your mind back to its senses, but the fruit bits in it also make for a delightful surprise for the one trying it.

Other Coconut Drinks You Have to Try

Besides the aforementioned, there are other amazing coconut drinks that you can try from Starbucks if interested. Ranging from lattes, Frappuccinos, and smoothies, to teas and fruit blends, Starbucks has everything and more suggestions for you to try if you’re a coconut enthusiast.

Some of our additional recommendations include:

  • Pink drink – a berry and coconut milk-based drink, this cold beverage includes refreshing ingredients like cinnamon syrup, peach flavor, cream, strawberry, and coconut milk. Some say this drink has a taste similar to a strawberry smoothie.
  • Caramel coconut Frappuccino – consisting of toffee nut syrup, coconut milk, mocha sauce, and caramel crème Frappuccino, this drink is a flavorful explosion. This is especially for those who like rich and decadent drinks with a variety of flavors to offer.
  • Coconut lime refresher – another summer-based cool drink, a coconut lime refresher is a blend of lime juice with coconut syrup, and passion fruit juice with ice tossed in. Customers have been said to relate this drink to the taste of a coconut pie.
  • Iced guava passion fruit drink – as the name suggests, this beverage is an explosion of tropical fruit all at once. With coconut milk, passion fruit syrup, and guava juice concentrate, this drink has something akin to a sweet and sour taste, perfect for people who prefer less sweet beverages.
  • Golden ginger drink – another unique blend, this coconut milk drink also contains ginger ale and thus has a spicy-sweet taste.


By now we hope you’ve found out everything you need to know (and more) about the best coconut drinks to try at Starbucks. These drinks are amazingly unique blends of coffee, fruits, and coconut-based ingredients, along with classic flavors like caramel, cinnamon, and mocha. We sincerely hope this list helps you choose your drink the next time you visit a Starbucks, and that you like the suggestions.